DCS FET Certificate in Corrections Services Learnership

Company Department of Justice and Correctional services
Available in Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
Location Nationwide
Deadline May 17, 2019

Short Description

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is looking for persons from various communities, interests and with appropriate qualifications to enter into Further Education and Training Certificate in the Corrections Services Learnership (NQF Level 4). The learners will be trained in the areas of rehabilitation of offenders through correction and human development in a secure, safe and humane detention or under the community based correctional supervision. English will be used as the medium of instruction.

The learnership is outcome-based and is intended to contribute towards addressing the skills shortage in South Africa. The Corrections Services Learnership is based on a legally binding agreement between the employer, learner and service provider.

The Learnership Programme shall be presented for a period of one year consisting of :


A 30% intensive instructional learning theory, which is inclusive of firearm, physical and self-defense training, which will take place at designated accredited DCS colleges.

Free accommodation, meals, training material, uniform (field wear and tracksuit) shall be provided during this training phase.

The obligatory theoretical training strictly requires the learner to be accommodated at the Training College on a full-time basis.

Workplace Training

This is a 70% workplace learning phase that shall take place at the Correctional and Social Reintegration Centres / Units.

Please note that this will entail duties related to the rehabilitation and provision of security to offenders.

During this phase, learners shall continue receiving a stipend. The learners shall be responsible for their own accommodation, meals and transport.

No pension fund, housing allowance, housing subsidy, danger allowance, medical aid or overtime shall be paid by the employer during the theoretical as well as during the practical training phases.

The learner shall be declared competent after the successful completion of the instructional learning phase, the workplace learning phase, the final submission of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and the successful external verification by SASSETA.


  • South Africans who are in possession of a Grade 12 / Standard 10 Certificate; or South Africans who have successfully completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4); or South Africans who have successfully completed a Further Education and Training Certificate NQF (Level 4).

Applicants must be South Africans who


  • Are between 21 and 35 years of age;
  • Have a strong character;
  • Are law-abiding citizens and are without criminal records (particulars of the pending criminal cases must be provided during the selection process).

How to apply

Visit the DCS website under “forms” (www.dcs.gov.za) and download the Application Form.

Complete the application form in your own handwriting. Specify the learnership post which you are applying for (e.g. DCS Corrections Service Learnership : Gauteng Region : Leeuwkop (Ref GP02)). The application must be signed by the applicant (neither by a proxy, agent nor representative of the applicant). Attach certified copies of your certificates and ID that are not older than 3 months.

The application forms with the accompanying documents can be hand-delivered or posted. Visit the link below for addresses:

Link: http://www.dcs.gov.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Corrections-Services-Learnership-Advertisement-2019-2020-FY.docx